Rhetoric and Language Problems in Writing Background of the Study of S1 Students’ Theses
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This study was intended to search for the answers to the problems on: 1) rhetorical problems; 2) grammatical and lexical problems and 3) mechanics problems found in thesis background written by EFL students of English Department at Universitas Jember. All analyses indicated fair results. In terms of rhetoric, for instance, unsatisfactory organized and developed through introduction and body were found; irrelevant supporting details occurred; and ununified paragraphs were sometimes seen. The conclusion of the discourse did not lead to the research questions to solve. In terms of grammar and vocabulary also showed fair results. The most outstanding problems occurred on little variety of sentence length, grammar errors, limited variety of lexical items and occasional inappropriate choice of words. In terms of mechanic problems, the results showed very good result. Thus, the result of the analysis in terms of mechanics was excellent to very good.
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